Guided tour

Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Line Tour

Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Line Tour

Activity provider: REAL BARCELONA TOURS, S.L
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From US$ 53.45 per person

Immerse yourself in some of the world’s most memorable and historic artworks during this guided tour inside the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Enjoy skip-the-line entry tickets.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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French, Italian, Spanish, German, English


  • Inspire your artistic side by spending the day exploring historic artworks
  • Discover the art collection of the Vatican Museum with an art historian guide
  • Avoid waiting in long lines with included skip-the-line entry tickets
  • Explore the Raphael Rooms and get an up-close look at Raphael’s frescoes
  • Learn all about Michelangelo's masterpiece inside the Sistine Chapel
Full description

Discover the wonders of the art collection inside the Vatican Museums on a tour with an art historian guide and skip-the-line entry tickets. Walk through the Raphael Rooms and admire masterpieces by Michelangelo inside the Sistine Chapel, including The Last Judgement.

Start your visit by meeting your guide and enjoying a streamlined entry inside the museums. Listen to the explanations of your art historian guide as you visit the Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries, and the Gallery of the Candelabra.

Arrive at the Raphael Rooms and marvel at Raphael’s incredible frescoes, including the School of Athens. Round-off the tour with the marvels of the Sistine Chapel and the frescoes by Michelangelo. Inside, you’ll get to see Michelangelo’s most famous artwork: The Last Judgement.

  • Guide
  • Skip-the-line entry tickets
  • Headsets (for groups of more than 6 people)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Look for your guide near the restaurant called Lattuga.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Umbrellas

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait for security checks can take up to 30 minutes
  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 100 reviews

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David was a super knowledgeable guide with great and relevant stores to tell. An absolute must to take a guided tour as it is an overwhelming amount of art, history, with lots of corridora and hallways to pass through. a great way to see, hear, understand, and appreciate the experience whilst maximizing time and reducing stress of the crowds. David managed the group well and gave great little insights. would have been nice to have a bit more time in some areas of the garden for photos apart from that highly recommended.

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June 23, 2022

Ursula was very nice and passed on the explanations to us very informatively with wit and esprit. You immediately noticed their many years of experience. She led us quickly and easily into the museum, guiding us past many queues as quickly as possible. With her specialist knowledge, a lot of things are explained quickly and very understandably. Since our small family travels in three languages, the children and their grandchildren took a guided tour in English, which was also very informative for them. the Italian guide Mateo explained very well and was also very empathetic. We were all satisfied after the museum visit (both in German and in English) and equipped with new knowledge

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June 11, 2022

Very nice guided tour of the Vatican, lots of explanations from the guide. Catherine was kind and detailed the works well throughout the visit. However, there were really a lot of people. Avoid planning your visit on Saturday if you can, as the rooms were overcrowded. I remain shocked by the lack of respect from people, who take advantage of the crowd to talk and take pictures in the Sistine Chapel when it is forbidden.

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May 23, 2022

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